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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

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    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    We are more like a dysfunctional Addams family.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    my parents got a divorce when i was 7 and every since then i have been broken, torn, i just havent been the same and it hurts to see your family split up, i have 5 brothers and...
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    Hi there, I grew up with my mother after my parents got divorced and my mother and I moved back to my mothers home country, when I was 3. Since then I have always had a life with...
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    When I found out only my sis and I in the family used Asian Surnames and have black hair, we took some time to think, and came up with a great conclusion. High chances that my...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F Sep 30

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    I wish I had a different family sometimes, but then I stop and look, and see how lucky I am. I should be more grateful and appreciative that I have a family of my own.
    raspberryicetea raspberryicetea 13-15, F Oct 12

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    I'm with them all right now. It feels like this house is about to crumble to the ground. So many family members here. I guess they are what I'm thankful for on this fine Sunday.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F Oct 5

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    Around 40 years ago people had so many kids. Like 6 or 7. Most of my mum's uncles have 12 kids. But now it seems like people just have two kids, that's all. I have only 1 sister...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    My family is the definition of crazy. But I forgive them for everything and all the awful things they do to me and I'm scared because even if i forgive my dad for being a drunk and...
    silencedd silencedd 22-25 1 Response Oct 14

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    I don't speak to a single person in my family. My parents are very cold and don't express emotions. I left home when I was 17, and have been all alone since. I knew nothing about...
    screaminginside81 screaminginside81 31-35, F Oct 16

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    I have an awesome and completely zany & dysfunctional family :)
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My family does things a little differently... Men work, and come home and have the meals ready, table set, and the house cleaned. Women work, clean, cook. Dads have talks...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love reading to the little ones. Their little faces light up and they get all excited. I remember that feeling when mum or dad got a story. I think every child should have that...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    My dad is the type of dad to tell you about how it would be wiser to allow him to buy ingredients and cook a delicious meal than to spend a hundred just for a very slight meal in a...
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F Oct 5

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    That's what I call them when my dad blows up at me: Judgment Calls. It all started, according to him, last week. I ran into my mother's hope chest in my room. I ran into it hard...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    My brother is mythomaniac. He is not a sociopath or a pathological liar. He doesn´t lie because he wants to control people or have some kind of advantage. He lies because, through...
    Ankokushin Ankokushin 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 16

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    Tomorrow is the day that I will see my dad who I haven't seen in 21 years... So many emotions!
    stargazer2468 stargazer2468 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Have this amazing cousin it's a blessing for me
    cathecortes cathecortes 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I find myself always being negative to my mom and putting her down and not thanking or being appreciative of her.. I know this is wrong but I just don't know how to make our...
    Wasitwrong Wasitwrong 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    And i often feel like I'm drowning trying in vain to put shattered pieces back together. I'm just so tired.. So tired
    LindyC23 LindyC23 18-21, F Sep 25

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    I am the youngest of 10 children. We were born and raised in Yorkshire and I still live here with my 9 kids. My brothers and sisters are: (these were their ages when I was born...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F Sep 30

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    MY SISTER CALLED CPS ON ME AFTER I HAD A VERY EXTREME REACTION TO AN ANTIBIOTIC- THINKING I WAS ON DRUGS- DYSFUNCTION IS 1 WORD, HEARTLESS UNEDUCATED- OVER OPINIONATED ARE A FEW...
    thescarletpimpernel thescarletpimpernel 36-40 3 Responses Oct 3

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    My cousin looks exactly like Steve Rogers before he became Captain America.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Oct 4

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    I am the oldest of 13 children. i am 1o years old, selena is 9, matteww is 8, jonny is 7,jessi is 6, lily is 5, ashley is 5, adam is 4, nathin is 4, oliver is 3, james is 1, and...
    romey777 romey777 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I will be meeting my dad for this first time in 21 years this Friday! Wow... I'm feeling so many emotions right now!
    stargazer2468 stargazer2468 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    my grandpa passed away tonight and were all weeping and we all wish I'm a good new life in heaven.
    00panda 00panda 13-15, M 4 Responses Oct 13

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    My brother threatens and hits me but my parents say I need to try and "understand what he's going through". I can't deal with thIs so I just stay out of the house as much as...
    josiemills43 josiemills43 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    Meeting my dad today after 21 years!! Eeeep!
    stargazer2468 stargazer2468 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate my lil brother and my cousin, I hate the way they tease me sometimes, for me they are so offensive. They do not think that they might hurt my feelings or not. They're so...
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Not a nudist yet, but would like to at least go to a nude beach this winter in Europe. Tips on how to get comfortable prior to going there?
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to have a picture perfect family but what's the chances in that even if that happens that's not all I want to have a happy marriage and toe kids and I would love to own a...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Oct 9

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    So this picture is a rare one indeed. I am almost never around children, but when I am. I have had some good times. I love my cousin's kids that I only once visited. I always hated...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Oct 4

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    i have a crush who works on another location but we have the same company. lets call her vina. shes the kind of girl who almost got my ideal one. shes simple, smart, caring, sweet...
    KeeyCharming KeeyCharming 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I didn't have a perfect childhood. I know there are many like me that didn't. My childhood could have been worse, I'm sure. This is my story. I'll write it in parts because its...
    Guilty1982 Guilty1982 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    Oh yes. I'm sure I have the perfect face for radio
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Today, while i was walking around the mall, a salesman from a skincare store approach me and told me that i have a very bad skin because they're oily and my pores are too big...
    Doveangel Doveangel 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    But sometimes family are not the blood relations you are born with. My blood family is basically my mum and my brother. I never grew up with cousins and uncles and aunts. In my...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    Okay... Here we go... Painful confession time: I am 28 and have never had a boyfriend, been on a date, or even been kissed. I was overweight my whole life, and I'm actually...
    pianodreams pianodreams 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I have pictures of myself , but do not post them on my profile for privacy reasons. I am more than happy to share once I have met someone and feel comfortable with them...
    GhostRider88 GhostRider88 46-50, M Oct 8

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    So once apon a time there was a girl. She was tall, smart, and funny. Her personality is what ever other girl wanted, but her looks were the opposite. All she wanted in life was to...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    I have an "adopted" family. Not legally but they know more about me than my own family. They know who I am under my mask. There are many of us ranging from 10-20. We are a family...
    hopewojo hopewojo 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    So here's me roughly 10 years ago. Artist, musician, technician, teacher, touring with my band part time, working on some kids books and short movie scripts. Owned my own business...